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Accepting: Reflections on Advent

The second in my four-part series on Advent for the religion website Patheos.com.  I’m writing about the time when we anticipate Jesus’ birth from the perspective of pregnancy. This second article is following the theme: Accepting “I was not a young mother, but I was a young minister.  No bushes burned and no angels descended.  … More…


Advent: Pregnant Waiting

I’m writing a four-part Advent Series for the religion website Patheos.com. The first article is out today. “The church year begins with a pregnant woman. Christian traditions have called her theotokos. Bearer of God. Mother of God.  But that’s not Advent. Advent is not about Mary the mother; it’s about Mary, the pregnant woman. Advent … More…


Wrestling with God and Depression

On November 18, 2012, I spoke at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, CA in the Rector’s Forum on “Wrestling with God and Depression.”  I referenced the story in the gospel of Mark where Jesus meets the man named Legion and casts out the and casts demons out of him.  I talk about what I … More…


A Journey with Depression

“Somewhere between my unanswered prayers and the realization that I could not worship myself into happiness, my faith died. I stopped believing that God only loved me if I was happy and peaceful.” Mental Illness Awareness Week is the first full week in October.  This year, Huffington Post published my article “Losing Faith, Finding Hope: … More…


Motherhood and Depression

What does “motherhood” mean in the 21st Century?  Images of June Cleaver do not represent the typical mother today.  Instead women are balancing motherhood with career, activism, and a host of other activities.  In addition, mothers are dealing with critical issues impacting themselves and their children as a result of our changing society.  This conference will … More…


Nothing to Be Ashamed Of: Black Mental Health

I was recently one of the guests on Huffington Post Live on a segment called “Nothing to Be Ashamed Of” on Black Mental Health. Marc Lamont Hill is the host.  Other guests included: Atrice Williams, Mychal Denzel Smith, Stacia Brown, Traci Campbell and Sabrina Jackson To see the recorded session, click here 


Jesse Jackson Jr., Mental Health and Life Choices

I recently wrote in the Huffington Post about Jesse Jackson Jr. and Mental Health: In recent months, there have been increasing reports on Jesse Jackson Jr.’s health.  When Jackson’s office and family revealed that Jackson was being treated at the Mayo Clinic for bipolar II, the media took this as an opportunity to both educate … More…


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Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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Book Monica A. Coleman to speak at your event.

Monica speaks with heart and vulnerability as she discusses some of the most challenging issues of our day. She speaks out on issues that churches and society often keep silent: mental health, sexual and domestic violence and religious diversity. In the pulpit, she offers a refreshing view of how scripture leads us to community and social action. In academic lectures, she blends her knowledge of religion, cultural studies and literature with social issues to offer new visions of faith. In every setting, she shows audiences how our faith can free us to be more and more of who and how God calls us to be.

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